7th Heaven

1
For those who will
 climb it, there is a
  ladder leading from
the depths to the heights
- from the sewer to the 
stars -- the ladder of
Courage.

2
In the slums of Paris -
  under a street known
  as The Hole in the
Sock --

3
"Look, Chico!"

4
"That's Monsieur Gobin,
the street-washer."

5
"That's what I should
 be, Rat -- a street-
 washer! Up there in
 the sunshine - among
 people --"

6
"After all, you know, I'm
a very remarkable fellow!"

7
"Stop bleating about
 stolen goods - take 
 this and bring me
 some absinthe!"

8
"You've come to the
 wrong place to spout
 religion!"

9
"I bring good news, my
 child. After all these
 years your aunt and
 uncle have returned
 from the South Seas -"

10
"- He is rich. They want
 to take you and your
 sister home."

11
"Dear Father Chevillon,
 you have given me
 new hope. We will be
 ready tomorrow."

12
"My dear Colonel Brissac,
 I am astonished to find
 my nieces in such a
 neighborhood!"

13
"How good you smell -
 of sandalwood -- and
 fresh linen -"

14
"- You smell of
 home!"

15
"Tell me - have you
 kept yourselves
 clean and decent?"

16
"Oh, yes, Uncle! And
 you don't know how
 hard it's been - in a
 place like this!"

17
"I want the truth -
 from you, Diane!"

18
"- If you and Nana
 haven't been good
 girls, I don't want
 you in my home!"

19
"Now we can discuss
 this more calmly."

20
"Will you promise
 not to abuse this
 girl any more?"

21
"If I catch you at it
 again, I'll cut out
 your gizzard and
 fry it!"

22
"You saved her
 life, Chico."

23
"It wasn't worth saving,
 Papa Boul. A creature
 like that is better off
 dead."

24
"Don't lie there like
 a dead fish and spoil
 our party!"

25
"Give me that violet!"

26
"The trouble with you
 is you won't fight.
 You're afraid!"

27
"Me! I'm not afraid of
 anything! That's why
 I'm a very remarkable
 fellow!"

28
"You believe in God,
 in a Bon Dieu who
 watches over us -"

29
"Tell me, then! Did He
 make this girl to be
 beaten and strangled
 in the gutter?"

30
"Did the Bon Dieu
 make me?"

31
"And that?"

32
"Well - everybody
 makes mistakes
 sometimes."

33
"Religion - huh! I've
 been all through
 that. I gave God a
 fair test - twice."

34
"First I chose the finest
 church in Paris - spent
 five francs for candles -"

35
"- I prayed God to take
 me out of the sewer
 and make me a street-
 washer. Did He do it?"

36
"Then I gave him
 another chance - 
 five francs more -"

37
"I prayed for a good
 wife with yellow hair."

38
"Bah! The only thing
 the Bon Dieu throws in
 my way is a creature
 like that!"

39
"That makes ten
 francs totally
 wasted."

40
"That's why I'm an
 atheist - God owes
 me ten francs!"

41
"I don't believe you're
 as bad as you think,
 my son."

42
"This is an appointment
 as street-washer. It is
 yours, Chico, and the
 debt is somewhat paid."

43
"And now I am going
 to ask you to keep
 these -"

44
"Religious medals?"

45
"Don't scorn them,
 Citizen Street-
 Washer - they may
 help you some day.
 Who knows?"

46
"Let's have a drink to
 celebrate!"

47
"Welcome, Comrade!"

48
"I thank you, Comrade."

49
"With MY knife!
 I like that!"

50
"Why did you want
 to take your life?"

51
"Because I cannot go
 on living this way -
 without hope."

52
"Well, if you don't
 like what you are,
 you're not bad."

53
"You know, I'm getting
 sorry for you!"

54
"There I go again!
 Always saying the 
 thing I don't mean
 to say!"

55
"That's my sister!
 She's no better
 than I am. Take
 her, too!"

56
"She's my wife!"

57
"Your address will be
 investigated. If you're
 lying, you'll get in
 trouble."

58
"Now why did I do
 that? Oh, I am
 ruined!"

59
"They'll come to my
 house and find I
 have no wife. Then
 I'll lose my job as
 street-washer!"

60
"Couldn't I stay at your
 house until the police
 come? Then I'd go
 away."

61
"You have a great
 head!"

62
"You - you have a
 great heart!"

63
"Crank up Eloise!"

64
"Optimist!"

65
"Allow me the honor
 of presenting you to 
 Madame Chico, my
 good wife!"

66
"Get in before Eloise
 changes her mind!"

67
"Remember, you
 mustn't take this
 seriously. You're
 not going to take
 advantage of me?"

68
"Make a tour of the
 boulevards -- then
 home. Tonight I am
 the Bank of France!"

69
"Not bad, eh? I work
 in the sewer - but I
 live near the stars!"

70
"It's wonderful!"

71
"It's Heaven!"

72
"You mustn't be afraid.
 I'm never afraid."

73
"Never look down -"

74
"- Always look up!"

75
"I always look up.
 That's why I'm a
 very remarkable
 fellow!"

76
"It's wonderful the
 things I feel ---
 sometimes I could
 reach out and touch
 a star!"

77
"Women are all alike -
 they try to reach a
 man through his
 stomach -"

78
"But you can't get
 around me. After
 the police come,
 you go!"

79
"Now that you've
 climbed out of the
 sewer, Comrade, I
 can recognize you
 as a neighbor --"

80
"-- Permit me to
 escort you to the
 hose."

81
"You forgot to kiss
 your wife goodbye."

82
"I didn't mean it!
 Don't think you
 can stay!"

83
"I am a police
 detective -"

84
"Is that your wife?"

85
"- if you want to
 stay - you're not
 in my way."

86
"Chico, I believe in the
 Bon Dieu - I believe He
 brought you to me."

87
"Don't bother your
 head about such
 big thoughts. Leave
 them to me."

88
"It looks like a
 wedding dress."

89
"Don't you want to
 marry me?"

90
"But you never said -
 you love me."

91
"Couldn't you say it -
 just once?"

92
"I can't say it!
 It's too silly."

93
"Well, this way then -"

94
"Chico -"

95
"- Diane -"

96
"- Heaven!"

97
"Say it again!"

98
"Say it again!"

99
"Are we going to be
 married in church?"

100
"No - certainly not!"

101
"I am an atheist -
 I walk alone!"

102
"No religious medals 
 can frighten me! It's
 only a coincidence."

103
"Is it ready - the soup
 for my wife?"

104
"I'm not afraid."

105
"I'll never be afraid 
 again!"

106
"I've said nothing to
 the women, but --
 it's come, Comrade,
 the war!"

107
"Our regiment is on
 the first list. We leave
 within the hour."

108
"What of my wife -
 and the child to
 come?"

109
"You're right, Comrade!
 We must defend our
 homes --- and our
 women!"

110
"Diane, I love you!"

111
"At last! You've said
 it all by yourself!"

112
"I'm not used to
 being happy -"

113
"- It's funny - it hurts!"

114
"Diane - I have terrible
 news! Gobin and I
 leave at once! War
 has come!"

115
"I'm afraid!"

116
"Never look down -
 always look up!"

117
"See what you've
 made of me -"

118
"I, too, am a very
 remarkable fellow!"

119
"How can I leave
 you - and now we
 haven't even time
 for a wedding."

120
"I have it! We will
 marry now - here!"

121
"I am an atheist -
 but I'll give God
 one more chance."

122
"Monsieur le Bon Dieu,
 if there is any truth
 in the idea of You,
 please make this a
 true marriage."

123
"I take you, Diane,
 for my wife."

124
"I take you, Chico,
 for my husband -
 forever."

125
"Now we're married."

126
"Madame Chico!"

127
"Hurry, Comrade, 
 we must be at the
 station in fifteen
 minutes."

128
"Stand still - don't
 move - I want to
 see you this way
 last --"

129
"- Let me fill my
 eyes with you!"

130
"Every day at this
 hour - eleven o'clock -
 I shall come to you."

131
"Goodbye - Heaven!"

132
"I've been hiding in the
 hall till your sewer
 man left. So the war's
 got him!"

133
"Chico! Chico! I am
 brave!"

134
Invading armies --
  gray-coated hordes
  that stretched half-
way across Europe -
a tidal wave of death
rolling relentlessly down
upon Paris.

135
The enemy's outriders -
 scouting ahead of the
 advancing troops.

136
"Only thirty miles away
 - sweeping down like
 an avalanche! Paris is
 doomed!"

137
"Sir, the enemy has
 crossed the Marne -
 our line is in danger!
 General Joffre asks for
 every man you can 
 send!"

138
"Commandeer all taxicabs, 
 private cars, omnibuses -
 everything on wheels
 with a motor -"

139
"- Order out the garrison
 troops - get every soldier
 in Paris and start them
 to the Front!"

140
"Name of a dog! Get
 out! Eloise is too old
 to go to war!"

141
"Pigs! For two sous I
 would let you walk
 to the war!"

142
"It's the guns! They
 rumble closer every day.
 I pray my husband and
 Chico are safe."

143
"They're on our heels!
 The whole French 
 army - in taxicabs!"

144
"Run, fools! No army in
 the world can beat the 
 taxi drivers of Paris!"

145
"My poor Eloise!
 She gave her life 
 for France!"

146
"Colonel Brissac, I
 wish you wouldn't
 come here."

147
"Listen to me, Diane.
 The world is upside
 down - ideals, beliefs,
 traditions, all in the
 discard!"

148
"What do the old rules
 matter now? Each day
 may be our last. Let
 me take care of you!"

149
"Chico fights at the 
 Front - I fight here in
 a munitions factory -"

150
"- We are shoulder to
 shoulder - that is all
 that matters."

151
"If this war lasts
 long enough, I'll
 be a general!"

152
"Be quiet! He's talking
 to his wife -- every
 morning at eleven
 it's the same."

153
"Chico -"

[dissolves to:]

"- Diane -"

[dissolves to:]

"- Heaven!"

154
Day after day - year
  after year -

155
"We'll wash them down
 - fight their fire with
 fire! Gobin and I have
 handled the hose before."

156
"Father Chevillon -
 I borrowed the 
 General's watch -
 please give it back
 to him."

157
"Give this to Madame
 Chico with my love. Tell
 her I died looking up!"

158
"- Very - remarkable -
 fellow -"

159
"Forgive me for this 
 intrusion. I must
 talk to you -"

160
"Diane, I wish I could
 spare you. I have very
 bad news -"

161
"It isn't true - Chico 
 is alive! I know!"

162
"He promised to come
 to me every morning
 at eleven -- and he
 has never failed me."

163
"I'm afraid it's true -
 it's the Government
 that says so."

164
"Father Chevillon, you
 have news for me -
 of Chico?"

165
"He sent you his love -
 and he told me to tell
 you that he died --
 looking up."

166
"Then he didn't come
 every day - he never
 came at all -"

167
"I just imagined
 it - it seems so
 foolish now."

168
"They've signed the
 armistice! The war
 is over!"

169
"We must not question
 God's will, my child."

170
"For four years I have
 called this Heaven - I
 prayed - I believed in
 God --"

171
"-- I believed He
 would bring Chico
 back to me -"

172
"- And Chico is dead!"

173
"Diane, from now
 on I'm going to
 take care of you."

174
"-- I'm right back at
 the beginning again."

175
"Diane!"

176
"DIANE!"

177
"DIANE!"

178
"Diane, I've been hit
 by every shell that's
 made! They thought
 I was dead, but I'll
 never die!"

179
"Diane, those big
 thoughts I had
 were the Bon Dieu
 after all. He is
 within me -"

180
"- Now that I am
 blind, I see that."

181
"My eyes are still filled
 with you."

182
"I will be your eyes."

183
"For a while, perhaps.
 But nothing can keep
 Chico blind for long!"

184
"I tell you, I'm a very
 remarkable fellow!"


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